The Inspirator and Great Geneva Remedy

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For catarrh, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, catarrhal deafness, colds, headaches, including early consumption, and all diseases where the nerves, muscles and tissues of the head, throat and lungs are involved
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
drug delivery device
Date made
ca 1890
National Inspirator Co.
Physical Description
cork (bottle packaging material)
glass (bottle packaging material)
liquid (bottle packaging material)
paper (bottle packaging material)
plastic? (overall packaging material)
rubber (overall packaging material)
overall: 2 cm x 13 cm x 7.5 cm; 13/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in
overall as stored: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 7 in; 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm x 17.78 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Respiratory & Asthma Drugs
Balm of America
G.E. Damon Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

5/16/2016 1:18:12 PM
JoAnn Hayworth
Upon further examination, the box I have has no authorized signature and the address is Geneva Remedy Co., McCague Bld., Omaha, Neb. What does this mean? It says on the bottle that it was sold only by this company in Neb. Would like to know where to find more information.
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